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This Entrepreneurial Inventor Raised Nearly $1 Million On Kickstarter

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Reaper Miniature Bones

This campaign, to expand a line of “high-quality plastic gaming miniatures,” had a Kickstarter fundraising goal of $30,000. It raised more than $3.1 million from 14,964 backers in 2.7 hours. It was funded on Oct. 26, 2013.

The Veronica Mars Movie

When the TV show “Veronica Mars,” starring Kristen Bell, ended in 2007, the show’s creator and executive producer, Rob Thomas, turned to Kickstarter to raise $2 million. It took just over four hours to hit the million dollar mark. The campaign’s total take was more than $5.7 million from 91,585 backers. It was funded on April 12, 2013, and the movie was released in March 2014.

Dwarven Forge’s Caverns

Created by artist Stefan Pokorny, a self-described Dungeons and Dragons enthusiast, Drawven Forge is dungeon terrain for gamers. In just over five hours, his campaign raised more than $2.1 million, well past its $100,000 goal, from 3,950 backers. It was funded on April 8, 2014.

Torment Tides of Numenera

This campaign for a role-playing game quickly reached its initial funding goal of $900,000, and went on to surpass the million dollars mark in the first seven hours. It raised more than $4.1 million from 74,405 backers. The project was funded on April 5, 2013.

QUYA: A New Kind of Video Game Console

The campaign for this Android-based video game console raised its first million in a little more than eight hours. The final tally was roughly $8.6 million from 63,416 backers, with only a $950,000 target goal. The project was funded on Aug. 9, 2012.

Bring Reading Rainbow Back For Every Child

Actor LeVar Burton returned to the spotlight with his Kickstarter campaign to bring back the beloved children’s series, which quickly reached its $1 million goal in 10.83 hours. That success led Burton to stretch his target to $5 million. The campaign’s month-long run ended at $5.4 million from 105,857 backers.


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